Monday, December 16, 2013

Oatmeal powered Doodle Express

Its now Monday Night.
We've reached escape velocity once again and have broken free from Texas.
Tonight finds us sitting comfortably in
City of Rocks State Park 30 miles north of Deming, New Mexico

Our Weekend travels.

The Doodles Command post in the back of the truck

City of Rocks is a very cool place.
Unfortunately - again my schedule dictates that tomorrow am
we need to move a bit further west so that I can get
situated with better broadband and get to work.

So - tomorrow we drive an easy 3 hrs west to Kartchner Caverns State Park
in Arizona where we will chill till Saturday.

Our home for tonight.

We took a walk around the campground loop - a couple of miles

We have the campground almost to ourselves.
I really need to come back here when we can spend some time.

We met a retired couple who live in Switzerland… Zurich.
Very close to our friends Marcel & Michaela.
They keep a small airstream trailer in storage in Los Angeles and
come back every fall for a couple of months and travel around in the airstream.

The return of the selfie...

A super big shout out to our hero of the westbound trip….

Margie - our neighbor and home watch person when we are traveling made
us a tin full of Oatmeal Raison Cookies.
Not just a few mind you…
There has to be 4 dozen or more of those delicious little morsels.
Kate and I have cookie hour around 2pm each day while motoring down the interstate.

Every day religiously we dig into the cookies…  Kate passing them over to me.
I thought by now they had to be gone so when we got here today I checked the tin
and sure enough it must be bottomless…

There are enough cookies to make it to the west coast if need be.


These babies were delicious.   there is a secret ingredient in them that we can't place.
Is it a slight touch of nutmeg…?  Or ginger??   We can't tell, but we have been loving every
single bite.

Margie did not just make us a couple of cookies…  she sent us off with a whole bakery.
Yum Yum Yum.

Well we have over 2,000 miles under the tires so far this trip and are looking forward
to slowing down a bit tomorrow.

While Kate was away last week I stuffed and roasted a Turkey
then carved, vacuum packed, and froze it.

So…  we have Christmas and New Years Dinner in the freezer.

See you down the road.


  1. When you run,,you really run hard. 2,000 miles. That would take us 40 days and 40 nights! Hey, we love the selfie. Glad that's back.

  2. I understand the desire to slow down. I thought the Doodles might have gotten into the cookies.
    Safe travels and see you at Q.

  3. So glad you two are enjoying the cookies!! I wasn't sure if they would last long enough, but it sounds like you are rationing them well...Great selfie!!! Margie :o)

  4. I was wondering where all my cookies went!!

    Bob P

  5. OK, OK, what's Margie's recipe? I'd love to crank out a batch or two while underway - like Kate taught me. And these have oatmeal in them, and the Doctor said "eat more oatmeal" - he didn't say in what form, not to bright, huh?
    Glad you've broken the East Coast vortex and are now free to self orbit.
    So looking forward to catching up with you cats and dogs!
    xoxo Kristi


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